Monthly Archives: February 2012

Michael John Schmitt Jr., 44

Michael John Schmitt Jr., 44

Michael John Schmitt Jr., 44 of Great Mills, MD died suddenly, at Washington Hospital Center on February 25, 2012. Born April 20, 1967, in California; he was the son of Dorothy Marie Schmitt (Havel) of California and the late Michael John Schmitt Sr. Michael worked at Dynacorp, as an airplane mechanic for the past...
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Calvert K-9 Graduation

Calvert K-9 Graduation

Congratulations to the following K-9′s and their handlers on their recent K-9 graduation : In the photo from left to right are Ofc. A. White and K-9 Saber (Maryland Park Police), Dfc. J. Morgan and K-9 Edo (Calvert County Sheriff’s Office), Dfc. S. Morder and K-9 Wolf (Calvert County Sheriff’s Office), Ofc. G. Savoy...
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Schools Celebrate National Breakfast Week March 5-9

Schools Celebrate National Breakfast Week March 5-9

To highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school can help students succeed, St. Mary’s County Public Schools is hosting “School Breakfast – Go for Gold,” the week of March 5-9, 2012. Participating school cafeterias will celebrate school breakfast with special menus and decorations, fun puzzles, and school breakfast-related brainteasers to help students warm...
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Easter Festival Seeking Vendors

Easter Festival Seeking Vendors

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks will host its annual Easter Festival on Saturday, April 7, 2012. One of the attractions available to the public is the sale of goods provided by local vendors. Currently space is available for vendors and applications are still being accepted. Vendors pay a fee of...
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Two Accidents Leave Five Injured

Two Accidents Leave Five Injured

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating two separate accident that left a total of five patients injured. On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 9:43 p.m., rescue crews were dispatched to the 45400 block of Miramar Way and Route 235 in California, Md., for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to...
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UPDATE: Accident Clear on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE: Accident Clear on Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE 10:35 a.m. Traffic is flowing back to normal on the Thomas Johnson Bridge as of 10:30 a.m. Expect Delays on Thomas Johnson Bridge Due to Accident Authorities in Calvert and St. Mary’s County are responding to an accident at the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge on the Calvert side. The accident was reported...
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CSM’s Alan Hoyt Named Basketball Coach of Year

CSM’s Alan Hoyt Named Basketball Coach of Year

College of Southern Maryland men’s basketball coach Alan Hoyt was named Coach of the Year by the Maryland Junior College (MDJUCO) Athletic Coaches Association, after leading the Hawks to a 10-6 regular season record and fifth-place conference finish. “I am very honored to receive this award. I would not be in this position without...
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2012 Maryland Centenarians Luncheon

2012 Maryland Centenarians Luncheon

Maryland citizens 100 years of age and older will be honored at the Maryland Centenarians Luncheon, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Martin’s West, located at 6821 Dogwood Road in Baltimore. The event hails all Maryland citizens 100 years of age and older and...
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Accident Clear on SB Rt. 4 in Huntingtown

Accident Clear on SB Rt. 4 in Huntingtown

UPDATE: The accident along SB Rt. 4 in Huntingtown has been cleared as 7:40 a.m. The accident was minor, no serious injuries. Accident on SB Rt. 4 in Huntingtown Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an accident along Southbound Rt. 4 in the area Armiger Road in Huntingtown. The accident was reported around...
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Paula Shrawder Calvert’s Employee for January 2012

Paula Shrawder Calvert’s Employee for January 2012

The Calvert BOCC honored Paula Shrawder as the Employee of the Month for January 2012. Paula works in the State’s Attorney’s Office, for the Circuit Court. She is an Office Assistant III. Gail Wikoff, Victim Witness Advocate submitted her nomination. Paula has been with the State’s Attorney’s Office since August 2009. She has been...
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Teacher Pension Shift

Teacher Pension Shift

In a very unusual move, the Calvert BOCC called a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the packed commissioners’ hearing room to let citizens know exactly what the State has in mind. President of the Board Gerald Clark opened with remarks that Calvert funds the school system with almost half of the county...
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Calvert Drug Arrests

Calvert Drug Arrests

Maryland State Police in Prince Frederick have arrested the following suspects on drug charges: Possession of Heroin:  On 2/25/12 at 9:34 pm, Trooper First Class Evans stopped a vehicle for traffic violations atElm Lane near Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  The driver, Edward F. Kellermann III, 24 of Prince Frederick, had an open warrant...
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Marsha Ann Jinnette, 57

Marsha Ann Jinnette, 57

Marsha Ann Jinnette, 57 of Lusby, MD passed away on February 25, 2012 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on November 4, 1954 in Bellwood, WV to the late Alma Ruth and Ivan Merciful Jinnette. Marsha worked for Safeway as a Sales Associate.  Marsha was preceded in death by her...
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Lucille Wood, 93

Lucille Wood, 93

Lucille Wood, 93, of St. Leonard, MD, passed away at her home February 27, 2012. She was born on June 5, 1918 in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Alvin and Lilly Jones Buckler. Besides her parents, Lucille is predeceased by her husband Carroll C. Wood, son Warren A. Wood and siblings, Marguerite Gettier,...
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Charles County Police Blotter

Charles County Police Blotter

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: STOLEN ATV RECOVERED: On Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m., officers responded to GRD Cycles at 4420 Crain Highway in White Plains after Laurel City police notified them of a possible stolen ATV on the premises. Officers located the ATV – a 2006 Yamaha Raptor...
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Employee Robbed at Knifepoint

Employee Robbed at Knifepoint

On Feb. 23 at 6:47 p.m., a male suspect entered Cricket Wireless at 11750 Business Park Drive in Waldorf, displayed a knife and demanded money. The employee complied and the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a black male, mid 30’s, 6 feet 1 inch tall, heavy build and may have had silver...
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State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

State Police Blotter- Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown are investigating the following incidents: Warrant Service – On Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00am, TFC B. T. Wiesemann served two outstanding Bench Warrants on Charles Alexander Plater, 25, of Lexington Park. The warrants were issued by the District Court of St. Mary’s County on January 17, 2012. The original...
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Hairy” Cast Heads to NYC

Hairy” Cast Heads to NYC

When it comes to being physically attracted to the opposite sex, people have their own personal preferences, such as eye and hair color, height and physique.  For Jessica, a boisterous British character in local playwright George R. Johnson’s original one-act, “The Importance of Being Hairy,” it’s hair–chest hair. In this comedy of mistaken identities...
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Molotov Cocktails Found at Old Woodburn’s Store in Solomons‏

Molotov Cocktails Found at Old Woodburn’s Store in Solomons‏

The Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office with the assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of attempted arson in Solomons. On Feb. 27 around 9:30 a.m., a passerby walking in the 13900 block of Solomons Island Road in the area of what is formerly known as “Woodburn’s Grocery Store” and observed...
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SMCM Men’s Basketball Receive 1st Round NCAA D3 Bid

SMCM Men’s Basketball Receive 1st Round NCAA D3 Bid

St. Mary’s College of Maryland receives first round NCAA D3 Men’s Basketball first round bid.  The Island Inn and Suites hosts the Bethany College Bison.  Be sure to be a part of the excitement Thursday, March 1 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland as the Seahawks fight for a seat at the 2012 NCAA Division III...
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UPDATE: Woman Found Lying Behind St. Mary’s Square Pronounced Dead- Victim Identified

UPDATE: Woman Found Lying Behind St. Mary’s Square Pronounced Dead- Victim Identified

UPDATE Feb. 28 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On February 27, 2012 at 11:16 A.M. police units responded to the report of a female lying on a path unresponsive to the rear of St. Mary’s Square in Lexington Park.  Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the scene, initiated CPR  and transported the victim to St....
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: ITT Corp., Clifton, N.J., is being awarded a $19,636,772 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0005) for the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of software and firmware improvements to the existing ALQ-214(V)4/5 Jammer System.  This software improvement program is intended to...
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Richard J. Whitaker, 78

Richard J. Whitaker, 78

On February 25, 2012, Richard J. Whitaker died peacefully at home in Waldorf, MD after a long battle with multiple health issues. He was born October 29, 1933 in Olathe, Kansas to the late Don and Nancy Whitaker. He was the second youngest of seven. His younger brother Phil and his wife, Carrie still...
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Mary Hope Mullen, 90

Mary Hope Mullen August 15, 1921 – February 26, 2012 Visitation: Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.  Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Services: Holy Ghost Catholic Church  Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:00 AM Cemetery Services: Holy Ghost Catholic Church Cemetery  Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:15 PM  
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Armand John Ferraro “Chef AJ”, 43

Armand John Ferraro “Chef AJ”, 43

Armand John Ferraro “Chef AJ”, 43 of California, MD formerly of Endicott, NY died Friday, February 24, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Born June 18, 1968 in Endicott, NY he was the son of Mary Ann and Armand Joseph Ferraro. Armand is survived by his sons Michael and Alex Ferraro of California, MD; brother...
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